Old and gnarly, standing tall after over 300 years on this earth. The snow falling softly with the sun rising over the trees.
Landscape photography usually requires good scouting and good timing due to the nature of finding good light. Sometimes luck favors as well and the conditions are beautiful. Like on this instance, where for the photographer the weather was rather miserable, but I believe the end result is rather beautiful.
Amids the pandemic it was refreshing to be outdoors in a peaceful quiet spot and enjoying the beauty of Finnish nature.
I am by no means a landscape photographer, but I do love to try to capture some of those nice moments I come upon. Usually I dont have my tripod along with me so this means I need to work hand-held which in turn makes great landscape shots a pain to get right.
The plant in this photo is a real nuisance (Sosnowskys hogweed), it has no place in Finland, but has gradually moved as the weather changes from Russia. However even though the species is not nice, it formed a great compositional dimension to have some depth to the sun setting.
The sun had already set when I came upon this view with my bicycle. Nature is so beautiful, is she not?